Source: Chinenye Anokwuru, globalnews.ca, June 20, 2020
The study indicates nearly half of the surveyed prairie lakes had elevated levels of a toxin that appears as green scum in water.
New research by scientists at the University of Regina’s Institute of Environmental Change and Society shows that global warming is increasing levels of toxic algae detrimental to human health in prairie lakes.
Among the lakes affected are Pasqua and Crooked lakes — which border on Pasqua and Cowessess First Nations, respectively — as well as Buffalo Pound, which is the drinking water source for the City of Regina.
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